Placer Nature Center proudly acknowleges the many organizations and companies who generously sponsor our environmental programs and classes that connect people and nature. Through their generous giving, Placer Nature Center provides environmental education programs to children and families all across the region. Without their generous giving, many of our most succesful child development programs could not exist. So, to these organizations, we give a big "Thank You!"
|Type of Support||Description||Agency or Business|
|Administration >||Annual Taxes||Darrel Dwyer And Company|
|Payroll||California Payroll Concepts|
|Intranet File Sharing||Google Apps for Non-profits|
|Program >||Adventures in Nature||Auburn Music Together|
|Children 0-5 Years Old (Discovering Nature with Young Children, Foothill Discovery, Our Day Outside)||First 5 Placer|
|Friday Lectures||Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Waste Connections, Inc.
Gold Country Media
Foothill Farmers Market
49er Printing & Copy Center
Unity of Auburn
Auburn Placer Performing Arts
|School Field Trips & Programs|
|Media >||Photography||Darin Pointer Photography|
Darrell J. Dwyer, MBA CPA, principal of Dwyer and Company in Auburn and Rocklin, completes Placer Nature Center's tax returns for the IRS, Secretary of State and Franchise Tax Board each year and addresses other tax related issues for the Nature Center as a volunteer. Darrell helps ensure the satisfactory compliance with the legal and accounting requirements of our 501.c.3 organization. To read more about Darrel’s firm please visit www.dwyer-cpa.com or call him at (916) 624-7995
Be sure to check out his Tax Tip of the Week!
California Payroll Concepts has supported Placer Nature Center through donated payroll management since 2004. Established in 1995, California Payroll Concepts provides personal flexible, prompt, and accurate payroll service. Thier highly efficient processing system ensures affordable top-quality and value to employers of all types and sizes. From one employee to 100s, they welcome and value every client relationship. You will find them to be friendly and extra attention is thier specialty! To learn more about them visit http://www.calpay.biz/ or call (530) 823-7000.
Intranet File Sharing
Google Apps offers communication, collaboration and publishing tools, including email accounts on your organization's domain (like email@example.com). With Google Apps, your non-profit organization can decrease its total cost of ownership and offer staff the very latest innovation from Google. It's quick and easy to get started even if your non-profit doesn't have a dedicated IT staff.
Salesforce powers our database. They have solutions for all sizes of business. More than 8,000 nonprofits and higher education institutions of all shapes and sizes are using Salesforce.com to take their organizationís impact to a new level through the 1% donation campaign.The Salesforce.com Foundation provides the organizations with product donations of the initial 10 licenses and steep discounts on all future licenses and products to fuel this transformation.
Adventures in Nature
Auburn Music Together Research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement. Mixed-age classes build on your childís natural enthusiasm for music and movement. Share 10 weekly classes of music play, dancing, singing, chants, and other fun. The goals of the program include helping your family be more musical and helping your child learn to sing in tune and keep a beat. (If you struggle in these areas, the class will help you, too!) Along with the class, youíll receive two copies of a CD with more than 20 creative songs and chants, a beautifully illustrated songbook, and a parent guide with information on the theory behind the program.
January 9th, 2011 Program
First 5 Placer Thanks to a partnership with First 5 Placer County's Children and Families Commission, Placer Nature Center presents a unique and dynamic series of hands-on learning programs for children 0-5 years old, thier families and educators. Programs include:
Our Day Outside enables families with preschool children (up to 5 years old) to explore and play together. Through nature investigations with hand lenses, singing, crafts, make-believe, puppetry and much more, children interact together and with their families, learning about the world around them while having lots of fun!
Discovering Nature with Young Children is 12 Hours of free Professional Growth for teachers with children up to 5 years of age. The series of six two-hour sessions present and demonstrate “nature play.” Teachers and caregivers have the choice of attending all six sessions or just their favorite topics. In class, educators learn to use tools and inspirational ideas, to facilitate nature study while weaving themes into other indoor and outdoor activities. For more information and location of class, please visit the Just for Teachers page.
Foothill Discovery allows Placer Nature Center takes the learning program to Placer County Early Headstart and Headstart preschools. Foothill Discovery helps children learn to see nature in their own schoolyard. Children develop close observation skills, how to imagine, create and explore new ideas, and learn critical-thinking skills.
Placer County Resource Conservation District is an independent, self governing body organized in 1946 and dedicated to the conservation of natural resources. The RCD develops and enables programs in partnership with others that assist private landowners and public agencies to accomplish the goal of conserving natural resources.www.PlacerCountyRCD.org
Placer County Fish & Game Commission Advisory to the County Board of Supervisors in all issues affecting fish and wildlife in Placer County. The Commission coordinates efforts in habitat improvements, public awareness and natural resource education.
Will be updated soon!
|Above: From abstract to concrete - students learn complex concepts of shared water usage through intuitive, hands-on activities.|
This special funding allows schools to incorporate important watershed learning into the curriculum while meeting the California Content Standards. Students learn about their role in the watershed as well as the use and conservation of natural resources. These water education programs are presented in grade-specific, hands-on activities that make complex water issues easy to understand from kindergarten to eighth grade. Learn more about the Watershed Learning Programs.
PCWA’s general governance and integrated resource management of its Agency Wide activities encompass Placer County’s entire 1,500-square-mile boundary to provide sustainable, reliable and affordable drinking and irrigation water for Placer County’s retail and resale customers within the six cities and the unincorporated areas of Placer County. The Agency’s Power System, which includes five hydroelectric power plants and two large reservoirs, provides hydroelectric energy sufficient to provide electricity to a quarter of a million retail electricity customers.
PCWA’s service area ranges from the rim of the Sacramento Valley on the west to the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe on the east. The Agency is actively involved in issues affecting the Truckee, American, and Yuba/Bear River systems, along with the State’s Central Valley Water Project and the Bay/Delta system.
PCWA is headquartered in Auburn, the county seat of Placer County, in California's beautiful Gold Country.
For the latest information on PCWA activities and or for information on the Agency’s successful Water Use Efficiency Program, click on this link: www.pcwa.net
Placer Nature Center is fortunate to partner with Wildlife and Outdoor Photographer Darin Pointer.
Based locally in Foresthill, Darin has been taking pictures for 30 years, having developed his first picture in 1980 - well before digital photography.
"My voice is my photography, my subject matter and passion is wildlife and landscape. I find great peace in traveling to the places that I do to find the great wildlife and landscapes that I observe and capture. I strive to bring the emotion and beauty out in every photo I take, and I go to extreme measures to do that," Darin writes on his website. "With some birds I will spend days, sometimes weeks, trying to capture that perfect picture that best represents that particular bird, and†I love every minute of it. Raptors are my favorites but all birds and wild animals amaze me."